MINERAL RIDGE (DIV. VI)
Head coach: Shawn Brown, third season (17-4).
Assistants: Andy Hake (off. coordinator), Russ Hake (RB/DB), Bill Ledsome (TE/LB), Dan Lowery (line), Joe Allen (WR/DB).
2004 record: 9-2.
Offensive/defensive formations: Stacked I/4-4.
Key losses: RB Levi Leigh (Trumbull County Player of the Year, honorable mention all-Ohio), DE Nick Menichini (all-Ohio), LB Mike Austin G/DE Steve Mathews.
Returning lettermen: Seven offense/nine defense.
Returning starters: Five offense/six defense.
Returning offensive backs: Micah Hall, RB, 6-1, 215, Sr.; Vance Keirsey, QB, 6-2, 205, Sr.
Incoming offensive backs: Kent Cunningham, RB, 6-0, 190, So.; Wade Campbell, RB, 5-8, 155, Sr.; Nick Dominic, RB, 5-9, 143, Jr.
Returning offensive ends: John Hack, TE, 6-2, 215, Sr.
Incoming offensive ends: Nate Harris, TE, 6-3, 225, So.; Nick Diana, WR, 5-11, 165, Sr.; Nick Civarella, WR, 5-8, 170, Sr; Trevor Hapsic, WR, 5-8, 130, Sr.
Returning offensive linemen: Mark Green, C, 5-11, 230, Jr.; Mike Roberts, G, 6-1, 205, Sr.
Incoming offensive linemen: Shawn Butson, T, 6-3, 210, Sr.; Jeff Mikoley, G, 6-1, 185, Sr.; Jeff Coleman, T, 6-1, 265, Sr.; Mike Meszaros, T, 6-0, 240, Sr.
Returning defensive linemen: McRoberts, DE; Butson, DT, Coleman, DT.
Incoming defensive linemen: Tim McCormick, DT, 5-10, 195, Sr.; Don Kountz, DT, 6-0, 240, So.; John Desmond, DT, 6-0, 170, Sr.
Returning linebackers: Hall, Hack.
Incoming linebackers: Cunningham; Dave Pugh, 5-8, 165, Sr.
Returning defensive backs: Keirsey, S.
Incoming defensive backs: Campbell, CB; Trevor Hopsic, CB, 5-8, 130, Sr.; Civarella, CB; Diana, CB; Jon McRoberts, S, 5-6, 145, So.
Outlook: Browns says the Rams' strengths will be team speed and quickness. His concerns are inexperience and lack of depth.